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At 6 pm. on Thursday, February 9, at the Roxie Theater, SF Indie Fest is hosting a reception to celebrate the life of filmmaker Lise Swenson. Swenson will be honored posthumously with the SF IndieFest Vanguard Award. At 7:15 the festival is presenting the premiere screening of Swenson’s new film Saltwater Saltwater also is being shown on February 11 at 2:45 pm following a free 12:30 pm retrospective showing of Swenson’s 2004 Mission Movie, which was developed in collaboration with Southern Exposure and supported by the Creative Work Fund.

SF IndieFest writes of Lise, “As both a filmmaker and professor she pushed artistic boundaries and inspired legions of aspiring and accomplished filmmakers in the Bay Area film community. Sadly, after many years of creating and inspiring others, Lise passed away last year.”

Tickets are available ($12 in advance and $14 at the door).